Alexa's Staff Picks - Beth Millner Jewelry

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Alexa's Staff Picks

July 11, 2019

Alexa's Staff Picks

Although we come from different artistic backgrounds (mine being graphic design, and hers painting, drawing, and metalsmithing), Beth’s eye for composition and detail are incredibly inspiring to me. She’s mastered the materials she works with and knows just how to showcase them in her unique designs. Below are just a few of my favorites!

mini cresting wave ring by Beth Millner Jewelry

Mini Cresting Wave Ring

As soon as this ring came out in June, I knew I had to have it. The design is simple: a brightly polished wave peaking over a subtly textured background. It’s the perfect piece of jewelry to convey my love of water and Lake Superior. The tapered double band makes it super comfy to wear every day and it sits close to my finger so I don’t have to worry about it catching on anything. This is a ring I’ll be wearing for many years (and many adventures) to come.

 

starry greenstone forest pendant by Beth Millner Jewelry

Starry Greenstone Forest Wonderland

Some of my favorite Beth Millner pieces have stamped details like the stars, leaves, and flower blossoms in this stunning pendant. Did you know that Beth carves her own metal stamps from roofing nails? It may sound crazy when you can just buy metal stamps online, but it’s features like this that make Beth’s work truly unique. I also love how the copper wire squiggles across the pendant to form an abstract landscape. But the real treasure of this pendant is the Michigan Greenstone below. Its natural shape fits perfectly into the bottom of the oval, and its greenish-blue hue complements the copper beautifully.

 

blue enamel dot earrings by Beth Millner Jewelry

Blue Enamel Dot Earrings

These copper dots get their vibrant color from enamel, a pigment that starts as a powder and melts into a glass when fired. If I could wear every color of these earrings at once, I would. How perfect are the red ones for a sultry summer evening? Or the yellow earrings with a cute floral sundress? But if you held a soldering gun to my head, I think I’d have to choose the deep cerulean blue. Whether they’re paired with a cocktail dress or blue jeans, this color will turn heads all the same.

 

Picnic Rocks Pendant by Beth Millner Jewelry

Picnic Rocks Pendant

Everyone who stops in our store seems to notice and compliment this mixed-metal pendant. It’s one of our most popular designs, and it comes in two pendant sizes and a pair of earrings. So what’s the big deal? It’s all in the layers! The Picnic Rocks island sits back in the distance with tiny trees and birds floating above, but the pebbles at the bottom are up close and full of texture. Looking at this piece feels like standing on those smooth, cool stones and staring out at the endless lake under a clear sky. I’ve never seen a piece of jewelry that draws me in quite like the Picnic Rocks pendant, and I think most of our customers would agree!






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Sizing
Ring Sizing

Purchase this ring sizer to help determine your ring size. This sizing tool is most accurate for double band rings and bands 6mm and under.

Fingers can change size due to many circumstances. The best way to get an accurate size is to check the size a couple of different times throughout a several day period to determine your best size. The majority of our rings can be resized, but if the ring has a stone setting other than a diamond, it probably cannot be resized unless otherwise noted in the item listing.

Some of our rings with stones are shown with the stone not set in order for us to size the ring to your specifications and set the stone afterwards. This avoids damage to the stone during sizing. Reference the individual ring listings for more details. Wide bands 7mm and above have more friction against the finger and will need to be ordered a little larger.

Our double band rings fit like a narrow band. When getting sized for a double band ring, you can get sized for a ring that is narrow.

When getting your finger sized, inform jeweler of the width band you are intending on purchasing and rely on them to determine your ring size.

If you need a ring resized that you have already purchased please contact us. 

Engagement Ring Sizing

Purchase this ring sizer to help determine your ring size. This sizing tool is most accurate for double band rings and bands 6mm and under.

There are many sneaky options for getting the size right but the best way is to have their finger sized by a professional.

You may be able to sneak one of their rings and bring it into a jewelry store and ask them to check the size.

Beth Millner Jewelry has wish lists too, so they could come in to the store and fill out a wish list and we will try to get their ring size written down.

Bracelet & Cuff Sizing

Measure wrist circumference. Take your measurement just above the wrist above bone.

Use the chart below to determine the correct size.

The bracelets we make are designed to fit comfortably, but if a looser fit is preferred, the next size up may be suitable.


 

Beth Millner Jewelry Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry Bracelet Sizing

 

Size Wrist Measurement (Inches) Wrist Measurement (cm)
Small 5.5-6 14-15
Medium 6-6.5 15-16.5
Large 6.5-7 16.5-18
X-Large 7-7.5 18-19
XX-Large 7.5-8 19-20.5
Bangle Sizing

Bangle Size is determined by hand size, rather than wrist size

Measure hand size by tucking your thumb in, just like when trying on a bangle. Measure around the thickest part of the hand while in this position.

Use the chart below to determine the correct bangle size.

Bangle Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry Bangle Bracelet Sizing Beth Millner Jewelry
Size Hand Measurement (inches) Hand Measurement (cm)
Small 7-8 18-20
Medium 8-9 20-23
Large 9-9.5 23-24
Pendant & Earring Sizing

When determining the size of the pendant or earrings you would like to purchase, please reference the item description which includes the size of the piece.

Also, there will be an image with a hand in the picture to help visualize the size.

When choosing a piece for another person, we find that our customers choose pieces that are similar to their overall stature.

People that are shorter and small tend to like smaller items, tall slender people tend to like our longer larger pieces.

Chain Length

When picking out a chain, 18 inch is the most common length.

This would cause the pendant to sit between the collar bones.


Chain Length reference photo by beth millner jewelry